Babymoov Swoon Up Bouncer

babymoov swoon up baby bouncer chair

I came across the Babymoov Swoon Up Bouncer whilst trying to find out how many accidents there had been as a result of people putting baby bouncers on tables. Because loads of us must sometimes (quite a lot, very carefully, and whilst never taking our eyes of the baby or leaving him/her unattended) put the bouncer on the kitchen table. (Don’t we? Please say I’m not the only one.) Otherwise the dog would lick the baby all over, and we would trip over the baby in the bouncer and drop things on his/her head because he/she is on the floor. I know that we’re not supposed to admit these things, because of Health and Safety, and those rules are there for a reason, because there will always be some total and utter berk/exhausted person/drunkard who will balance a bouncer at the edge of a table and then knock the whole thing off. Which must have happened, because of all of the HUGE warnings on bouncers. How many times has this happened? Probably not that many. Or loads. I don’t know. That’s what I was trying to find out when I found the Babymoov Swoon Up Bouncer. (Can you tell I’m sleep deprived? Do try and keep up with my random stream-of-consciousness-style post.)

babymoov swoon up baby bouncer chair

Bouncers on tables? Problem solved. Look at this jammy b*stard. The “Swoon Up” from Babymoov, who very kindly gave me one to test-drive. It has two heights: floor height (a bit higher than floor height, actually) and table height. Kind of like a high chair for small babies who can’t yet sit upright, except it rocks and you can tilt the chair into different positions, even lying it completely flat. Which is brilliant if your baby drops into a little snooze and you don’t want to move them into their cot. The seat swivels 360 degrees, so you don’t have to move the base and legs to point the baby in different directions, and there’s a detachable mobile too, to keep them occupied when you’re checking Instagram and not 100% paying attention. (DON’T LIE! WE ALL DO IT!)

babymoov swoon up baby bouncer chair

What I love most about the Babymoov Swoon Up (besides the fact it’s like a little space pod and it makes your baby look like an astronaut) is that the design is so well thought-out and easy: you can adjust the height really simply, the seat reclines with the pull of a lever and the whole thing can be neatly folded up into quite a compact bundle, so it’s a cinch to transport when you need to visit Granny. Being able to plonk your newborn/little baby somewhere that’s not a cot or something that’s on the floor is an absolute boon – you can’t always have them in your arms, because sometimes you need to eat, and other important stuff, like arranging your iPhoto into categories using the face recognition function. (Why do you find such bizarre things to do when you’re busy with a baby?) Having them at table height means that they can be involved with daily life, not just looking up skirts and staring at the dead spiders that have gathered beneath the piano. Marvellous.

babymoov swoon up baby bouncer chair

I’ve been testing the knockability of the Swoon Up, careering into it at full pelt to see just how stable it is when it’s at the higher level. It does pretty well. The legs are heavy and well spread (that’s how we got into this situation in the first place, dear!) and they have rubbery feet to stop the legs from slipping across the floor. Still, you obviously can’t go and leave the baby unattended and I would be especially careful if you have large, enthusiastic pets. Common sense applies, as with everything baby-related, though it does seem that much common sense makes a fast exit when you have a baby, along with memory. Which is why you find yourself putting toast back into the toaster to heat it up, complete with butter and jam.

The Babymoov Swoon Up lasts from newborn to 9kg. I thought that maybe we were coming to our end with it, as Angelica is desperate to sit up and keeps struggling forward, but actually she would only do the same thing in a high chair and the back and footrest on this move into a seated position, so maybe we have a while left! My only criticism would be that the straps fasten very low down on the body when the baby gets a bit bigger – it’s very secure on a newborn, but on a chunkier baby I think there needs to be more scope for adjustment, otherwise you have to make the straps really long to be able to fasten them to the buckle. Unless I’m missing a vital adjustment method – which is more than likely!

The Swoon Up comes in two colourways, both very chic and stylish, and costs £119.99. You can find it online at JojoMamanBebe here and on Babymoov’s website here – there’s also a little video of the Swoon Up in action. Nearly every single person who’s visited my house, parent or not, has commented on the Swoon Up and said what a brilliant idea it is – after a few months of almost solid use, I think that it has actually been one of the most successful and useful baby “gadgets” I’ve tried. For a household with pets, it’s an absolute Godsend – I honestly don’t know what I would have done without it!

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31 Comments

  1. Helen
    November 21, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    What a brilliant invention!! There were so many times I wished our daughter could sit at the table when she was too young for a Highchair and this would have been perfect! Sadly her bouncer is now packed away, waiting to go in the loft, while she crawls around all day long. They grow up too quickly 🙂

    Helen x

    http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

    • November 24, 2015 / 11:34 am

      How many of our lofts are just filled to the brim with baby things! I wish we could all have a kind of loan-share system!! 🙂

  2. Amy
    November 21, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Oh how I wish I’d known about these! My little girl is now 6 months old so it would make no sense buying one but I will remember for next time. Well…that is if i ever forget how exhausting it is and decide another is a good idea!

  3. November 22, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    M daughter would keep crying when she wasn’t at the same height as I was, so up on the table it was. Otherwise I couldn’t have made anything to eat (she didn’t sleep a lot, even when she was very little). So that one sounds like a great idea for the second one.

  4. Gillian
    November 22, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    What a fantastic idea and omg your daughter is just so beautiful. She gets prettier each time I see her.

  5. November 22, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    HAHA “Legs are heavy and well spread.” That’s hilarious. She looks like she’s having fun!

  6. Simona
    November 22, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    I was just doing research for this sort of baby gadget (I am 34 weeks pregnant) and was wondering if the rocking motion is any good. Do you use it? Does it help to calm / stop the baby from crying? I was looking at some of them that swing and vibrate and I am not sure if such rocking/swinging/vibrating motion is helping at all.

    Thank you for all your beautiful and fun articles. btw. Just received the Sleepyhead (as per your recommendation) and cant wait to see the baby slepping in it 🙂
    Simona

    • November 24, 2015 / 11:32 am

      It doesn’t rock as such, tjis one – the other babymoov swoon one has an automated rocker, this just jiggles if the baby does. xx

  7. November 22, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    What are you talking about Instagram while simultaneously looking after your child? Never! She says as she rocks her baby to sleep reading the latest from the Uphill… Hummmm… maybe sometimes…

  8. Vicky
    November 22, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    We’ve invested in a stokke Tripp trapp chair with the newborn attachment which is like a stationary baby bouncer at table height. Brilliant for eating and doing jobs in the kitchen etc. it doesn’t bounce but Felix doesn’t seem that bothered by the bouncer we bought! In theory the Tripp trapp should last until they’re an adult!!!

    • November 24, 2015 / 11:31 am

      Oh I shall take a look at that! x

  9. Amanda
    November 22, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    We’ve got a little one on the way so I’ve been reading a lot of your reviews. This seems like a good one, especially if visiting my parents as they have 2 dogs

  10. Emily
    November 23, 2015 / 6:34 am

    I am so glad you found this, because as a result I bought it for our now 7-week old. The main reason we went for it is that we have a dog and wanted to limit his opportunities to lick the baby’s face, which as responsible parents we would of course never let happen (disclaimer: it has happened and no one died). As a bonus, I love that it can be adjusted between a sitting position and a lying down position as our baby has wind issues so has to stay upright for a while after feeding and can then be horizontal when he falls asleep. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Sarah
    November 23, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    That is genius! Why did I not know about this, our baby girl is 14 months now and this would have been brilliant! Loving the posts Ruth, baby AMR is gorgeous x

    • November 24, 2015 / 11:29 am

      Thank you! I think it’s pretty new actually, so you probably wouldn’t have had it anyway! xx

  12. Lauren
    November 24, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Ruth, I have been speaking to my friend who is a new mum, and as a long time reader of your blog, thought of you. She is currently struggling to find breast feeding appropriate clothing for a wedding and Xmas season. Do you have any tips? Or have you thought about doing a look book for new mums? As you can imagine trawling round the shops searching for the lost arc with new baby in tow is not tickling her fancy…

  13. November 24, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    I’m so happy to read this review Ruth. I’ve splashed out on it recently ahead of my first baby’s arrival in February, so it’s great to hear you’ve found it so useful.

  14. Sina
    November 24, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    Hi Ruth, I just wanted to say (write) this on any post you make – I read them once a while although I’m not a mum or even planning to have a baby, but I absolutely love the way you write and your sense of humour. Literally love it. So fun to read but not HA laugh out loud, just the little smirk at the corner of the mouth. Greetings from Switzerland 🙂

  15. Cindy
    November 25, 2015 / 1:14 am

    That’s a very clever contraption and something I will definitely look towards when I’m in child bearing mode. On a different topic, though, if you don’t mind. I have a confession to make – I think I’ve figured out Mr AMR. While obviously not a nuclear secret in itself, I know that he is reluctant to appear on social media and the interwebs and be identified as Mr AMR, but I’m afraid I might have figured it out. And it’s all thanks to Baby AMR – I saw a group photo relating to you and suddenly one face popped out and I thought to myself “goodness that looks like Baby A” then it tweaked. Anyway, that is my confession, forgive me!

  16. November 26, 2015 / 6:43 am

    Wow, a wonderful initiative, my daughter is also very active, often refuses to sit still when eating, but it also grew rapidly, now revisit these photos I feel very interesting. Thanks for post.
    Savina.

  17. Clare
    November 26, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    This is such a good idea! This blog has been such an inspiration as a 30 + er who hopes to start trying for my first little one soon especially as I’ve followed AMR for such a long time. Its so comforting to read about someone else’s experiences xx

  18. November 27, 2015 / 2:57 am

    Thank you for sharing. This is a great thing to put my daughter.

  19. Claire L
    November 28, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    Genius idea! We don’t have a dog, only a cat who gives the little one a wide berth anyway so wouldn’t have needed one but it looks ideal otherwise. We had a baby bouncer (Fisher-Price Woodland Friends) and it was an essential, it worked very well in getting the baby to sleep. I think it kept us sane when the baby was crying and it was the only thing that would settle her! You just had to get a rhythm going with your foot and you could do it while watching the tv or on your phone. Baby AMR makes the perfect model, I love the 3rd photo, she looks adorable x

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